John Manley has served on the Pedal with Pete Board of Directors since 2012. John is a retired Senior Financial Advisor from Chemical Abstracts Service, a division of the American Chemical Society. John has over 40 years of financial operations experience. With his vast experience and knowledge on financial matters, John was asked join PwP as the treasurer. John provides financial support for the Pedal with Pete Foundation including day-to-day operations, annual tax returns, sales tax filings, and annual registrations with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, and accounting support for the annual events in Columbus, Kent, and Emmetsburg. John is also PwP’s liaison with The Columbus Foundation.
When asked why he dedicates his time to PwP, John responded, “I am at a point in my life where giving back has become important to me. I have been very blessed during my lifetime and feel that volunteering is a way to share my life skills and experience.” Like many volunteers, John didn’t originally know much about the condition of cerebral palsy, but through PwP, he has had countless interactions with people in the CP community, and John has learned a great deal about this condition and feels that that raising funds for research is a very worthwhile use of his time.